Select a Site:


CHOOSE ANOTHER CROP

Vegetables

Vegetables

To maximize yield and quality, vegetable crops require intensive management, and growers must ensure soil is well-drained, and that plants are receiving water with low salinity and the right balance of nutrients. See how Verdesian’s portfolio of nutrient use efficiency products can help ensure a bountiful crop this harvest.


Application Guidelines Legend
  • Ask a Specialist

    Ask a Specialist

  • Broadcast

    Broadcast

  • Fertigation

    Fertigation

  • Foliar

    Foliar

  • In-Furrow

    In-Furrow

  • Inoculant

    Inoculant

  • Post-harvest

    Post-harvest

  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants



  • AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

    • Broadcast
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

    • Fertigation
    Learn More

  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    Learn More

  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
    Learn More

Key Considerations for Vegetable Crops

SOIL & WATER REQUIREMENTS

Vegetable crops are highly perishable and require intensive management to maximize crop yield and quality. Because of this, vegetables grow best on well-drained, graded fields, although they can be grown in almost any soil type that drains well.

Vegetables are sensitive to water quality, preferring low salinity without a lot of soluble salts. However, they do require more water — and more management of water — than most other crop types. They’re also susceptible to disease and pest pressure, so it’s important to scout often and use integrated pest management practices throughout the season.

Key Nutrients

  • Nitrogen — Very important for cell growth; however, too much can damage the plant. Ideal nitrogen levels vary by vegetable.
  • Phosphorus — Important for early development, flowering and fruit set, but too much can affect quality.
  • Potassium — Needed in very large quantities, as it’s very important in fruit formation.
  • Calcium — A secondary macronutrient that promotes healthy plant growth; needed in high quantities.
  • Magnesium & Sulfur — Secondary macronutrients that promote healthy plant growth.
  • Boron — Important for healthy cell growth, translocation of sugars and nutrients and protein synthesis.
  • Zinc — Helps form indole acetic acid, a plant growth regulator.
  • Iron — Needed for photosynthesis and to defend against disease.

Latest blog posts

Josh Abdo may be fairly new to agriculture, but in a very short time, the Iowa City, IA, native has not only jumped into the industry, but has embraced his role at Verdesian Life Sciences. Abdo joined the company earlier this year as Product Line Manager in the Marketing department. In his role, he oversees […]

Agriculture runs incredibly deep in Fernando Moreno’s life and family. Not only did he grow up working on the family fruit and livestock production farm in Colombia, but he and his wife, Liliana, are linked to the sector to this day. “We have lived and shared the passion for agricultural development, and that has led […]

Many young boys dream of growing up to become professional athletes, firefighters or police officers. It’s rare the case where those childhood dreams come to reality. But not in the case of Verdesian’s Chris Ferreira. His childhood dream? To become an agronomist. “Ever since I was little, I knew.” A native of Brazil, Chris grew […]